Jerome Bautista, Captain, Vallejo Police Department

Jerome Bautista

Captain Jerome Bautista began his career with the Vallejo Police Department as a Cadet, serving from 1998-2000 before being hired as a police officer in the Fall of 2000. Throughout the years, Captain Bautista has served in various capacities including being assigned to the Crime Suppression Unit from 2005-2007, serving as a Cal-MMET Narcotics Detective from 2007-2011 and Patrol Officer from 2012-2015. 

 In the summer of 2015, Captain Bautista was promoted to Corporal in the Patrol Division. In 2016, he was assigned to Investigations as a Detective and was later promoted to Sergeant in the same year. From 2018-2020, Captain Bautista served as a Crime Reduction Team (CRT) Sergeant and was promoted to Patrol Division Lieutenant in January 2021. In November 2022, Captain Bautista was assigned as the Investigations Division Commander.

 Captain Bautista has also held assignments as a Field Training Officer, EVOC Instructor, and member of the VPD Recruitment Team. Captain Bautista holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento and is a graduate of the California POST Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. 

 Captain Bautista was recently promoted to the rank of Captain on July 13, 2024 and will be in charge of the Operations Bureau and maintain his duties as the Investigations Division Commander.